Results for "beverage"
Functional fungi: Mushroom-based drinks deliver health benefits
Functional mushrooms are trending, especially in the beverage category, due to increased interest in natural health and wellness products.
Craft brewers cheer the return of in-person drinking, festivals
Craft beer sales rebounded in 2021 and 2022 saw the return of Oktoberfest and the Great American Beer Festival.
Smart labels, sustainability and food safety: What’s new, now and next in food packaging innovations
From improving food safety and offering sustainable material alternatives to helping retailers glean more customer data, food packaging innovations are revolutionizing the food and beverage retail industries.
Hotels increase wellness options, amenities for guests
A recent survey by Hilton that finds that wellness activities are top-of-mind for business travelers, and owners of Peloton bikes say they are more likely to choose hotels that have these available.
Consumer vs. restaurant: Hartman research on the challenges of eating out
Americans love to eat out, yet research from The Hartman Group shows how restaurant offerings often present challenges to individual eating approaches.
Checking in on 2021 Foodservice Innovation Awards winners
Last year’s Foodservice Innovation Awards winners ran the gamut from an automated cooking robot to biodegradable drinking straws, and in the past year many of the winning companies have seen their products adopted by new foodservice clients and expanded their product lines to build on their original offerings.
Trends in modern approaches to eating: Plant-focused vs. plant-based
With a proliferation of plant-based products in the marketplace today, consumer interpretations and pursuits of “plant-based eating” are just as expansive.
Sugar reduction trend makes way for alternative sweeteners
Sweeteners such as stevia are trending as consumers are still attracted to sweet foods and beverages while cutting down on sugar consumption.
Closing the gap in sustainability: Opportunities to connect with consumers
The Hartman Group looks at how consumer familiarity with “sustainability” has grown steadily, but their confidence in identifying specific sustainable products and companies continues to lag behind.
Personal, planetary health drive appetite for plant-based foods
Concerns about personal health and climate change are key drivers for consumers to choose plant-based food and beverage options, according to Datassential's “2022 Plant-Forward Opportunity” report.
Labor-saving tech, plant-based chicken and eggs among restaurant show’s top trends
Plant-based poultry and egg alternatives, sustainable packaging items and technology tools aimed at reducing labor needs were among the top trends on the show floor at the 2022 National Restaurant Association Show.
How to create successful in-person, digital candy shopping
Industry experts at the National Confectioners Association’s Sweets & Snacks Expo share what the online and in-person retail journeys can take from each other.
How brands can meet consumers’ evolving sustainability needs
Sherry Frey, vice president of Total Wellness at NielsenIQ, discusses how growing awareness of sustainability is changing shopper habits, and what brands can do to adapt their approach to sustainability with long-term growth in mind.
Do more with less using the 5 Ps of menu innovation
Menu innovation doesn’t require a huge menu overhaul if new options are introduced in a strategic way, a panel of experts said during a session at the National Restaurant Association Show.
Coffee drinkers increasingly brew premium, specialty blends at home
As pandemic-related food and beverage trends persist, consumers are attracted to quality, unique coffee products to enjoy at home.
Into the mainstream: What’s next for organic foods and beverages?
Organic foods and beverages across categories are more accessible than ever before in terms of both availability and price.
Chef Spike Mendelsohn on the magic of mushrooms for plant-forward cooking
Chef and PLNT Burger founder Spike Mendelsohn spoke about the versatility of mushrooms for creating craveable, plant-forward dishes during the Global Plant-Forward Culinary Summit at the Culinary Institute of America.
Better-for-you brands are disrupting the snacks category
As health and wellness have become increasingly important, consumers seek out snacks with nutritional value.
Innovation in private-label grocery products is capturing consumer loyalty
Food retailers have focused on product innovation and affordable prices to bolster their in-store brands.
Teachers are burned out. Here’s how you can support them
Eight ways we can offer authentic, meaningful support to teachers daily.
SIAL America brings a new kind of food and beverage industry event to Las Vegas
Las Vegas will host its first ever Food & Beverage Industry Week March 21-24, featuring the debut of SIAL America – the only generalist food and beverage event and trade show in the US. Colleen Truman of Emerald’s Global Food Group discusses what sets the show apart from other food events.
Cooking today: Ideal meal aspirations and challenges
The Hartman Group's recent research shows how the pandemic has affected America's approach to meals today, making the ideal meal encompass a broader range of diverse needs and expectations than in years past.
Connected packaging builds valuable digital experiences
Consumer packaged goods brands seek out connected packaging to create innovative marketing opportunities establish consumer trust.
How the CPG industry is advocating for COVID-19 vaccine, tests
Joseph Aquilina, director and counsel for the Consumer Brands Association, shares how the organization is providing education on the COVID-19 vaccine and how to keep workers healthy.
Local sourcing can alleviate restaurant supply chain struggles
Supply issues are making it difficult for restaurants to stock their kitchens and supply closets. Some operators have found that partnering with local suppliers and distributors can help them avoid some of the weak links in the restaurant supply chain.
Idahoan Foods takes omnichannel approach to appeal to today’s shoppers
Idahoan Foods Director of E-commerce Chuck Coyle and Vice President of Retail Marketing and Business Development Ryan Ellis share key takeaways from the company’s growing direct-to-consumer business that can help other brands craft a successful e-commerce strategy.
Key consumer motivations driving growth in plant-based foods
Consumer interest in plant-focused products and diets is high—whether it’s for one meal, one month or frames a long-term approach to eating.
Food and restaurant trends for 2022 include robots, sustainability
Robots in restaurants, streamlined menus, booze-free beverages, a focus on sustainability and explorations of heritage cuisines are among food and restaurant experts' predictions for the top trends of 2022.
Top 10: Schools’ supply chain woes, Hy-Vee’s new COO, restaurant menu prices inflate
This week’s top 10 touched school nutrition, foodservice, food retail and CPG news with school nutrition news being widely read and taking three spots on the list.
More than just a cup of coffee: Boost morale with a better break room
Office perks like a better break room can help make employees’ return to the office a little easier, and customizable beverages let office managers offer something to suit every taste.
Office managers: Is your break room ready for the return?
As more employees return to the office after working from home, office managers can perk up the break room with beverage options that offer something for everyone.
Top 10: Snack trends, Burger King’s drive-thru, a Skittles bed
SmartBrief’s food and beverage readers were drawn to a bevy of different stories this week, especially news focused on snacks and sweets.
How climate change and inflation are affecting coffee prices
Factors including climate, inflation and supply chain delays have sent coffee futures soaring and led to modest increases in retail coffee prices.
Top 10: Meijer’s recycled pavement, record menu price increases
Top news included Meijer's recycled pavement, rising restaurant menu prices and J&J's Consumer Health business spinoff.